Aarti , India, 05 January 1962

An unemployed young man named Deepak (Pradeep Kumar) saves Aarti Gupta (Meena Kumari), a hardworking and dedicated doctor, from drowning, and the two eventually fall in love with each other, although she is already engaged to Dr. Prakash (Ashok Kumar). Although Aarti's father firmly disapproves of this relationship, Deepak and Aarti marry. She moves in with him and his family, which includes his brother, Niranjan (Ramesh Deo), his sister-in-law, Jaswanti (Shashikala), their three children, and Deepak's father (Jagirdar). That leaves the humiliated Prakash determined to get Aarti back, whatever he may have to do. He manages to bring a discord in their marital life, so much so that Deepak asks Aarti to leave, and she returns home to her father. This is followed by Deepak having a serious accident, when Prakash is the only surgeon who can operate on him. He agrees to operate on him only if Aarti promises to come back to him and forget her husband.

  • Genre: Thriller
  • Runtime: 156 Minutes
  • Director: Phani Majumdar
  • Awards: Won, Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award - Shashikala, Won, BFJA Award for Best Actress (Hindi) - Meena Kumri, Won, BFJA Award for Best Supporting Actress (Hindi) - Shashikala, Won, BFJA Award for Best Audiography (Hindi) - R.G. Pushalkar


Aarti (Hindi: आरती) is a 1962 Indian Bollywood film directed by Phani Majumdar and produced by Tarachand Barjatya. The film stars Meena Kumari in the title role of Aarti, with Ashok Kumar, Pradeep Kumar and Shashikala appearing in pivotal roles. The film is based on Prafulla Desai, a play written by Prafulla Desai.